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We’re extremely pleased to open Sun Street Breads in our own neighborhood of Kingfield/Tangletown in Southwest Minneapolis. Sun Street Breads is located on the corner of Nicollet & 46th St, just two blocks west of 35W. We’re a straight-up American Bakery Cafe, with made-from-scratch artisan breads and pastries, cookies and pies, and a few cakes. We also serve hot breakfasts and lunches including a a killer assortment of sandwiches for all meals of the day on our signature biscuits and artisan breads.
For 10 years, co-owner Solveig Tofte was the head baker at Turtle Bread Company, located in south Minneapolis. In the Spring of 2008 Solveig competed at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie in Paris as the captain and breads representative on the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA 2008. In January 2009 she joined the Board of the Bread Bakers Guild of America, a group dedicated to the education of artisan bakers around the country. Sun Street Breads is owned and operated by Solveig and her husband, Martin Ouimet.
Lots of folks have commented on the beautiful artwork that decorates our space. They’re the handiwork of some of our dearest friends, and we’re immensly proud to have their art on display in our space:
Tiles by SoMi Tileworks,
The artisan tiles are hand made by Kirsten Walstead of SoMi Tileworks. She worked for weeks nonstop shaping, molding, glazing and firing the tiles, not to mention several days painstakingly mounting each individual tile.The results certainly speak for themselves. Be sure to check out the basketweave tiles in the bathrooms!
Mural by Lark Pien
The mural wall is the creation of our incredibly talented friend Lark Pien. She was a roommate of ours when we lived in San Francisco, and is an accomplished graphic novelist and children’s book author. She flew out to Mpls for 10 days and conjured the fabulous mural on display in the dining area. The cute little critters are called the “Sunny Top” guys, in case you were wondering. You can check out some in-progress photos on her Flikr page. And if you’re enjoying a meal in the restaurant with your kids, we’ve got some copies of Lark’s childrens books you can read, they’re awesome!
Woodwork by Orton Tofte
Orton is Sol’s dear old dad, and also one of the best woodworkers/cabinetmakers we know. Orton sourced and milled the wood that we used for our dining room ceiling, counters, and bread display. The wood was reclaimed lumber that spent a previous life as bleachers in Memorial Stadium at the University of Minnesota; our ceiling is made from the bleacher seats, and our counters are made from the bleacher structural supports. In addition to all that millwork, Orton built all of the solid birch and cherry tables for our dining room, as well as the display shelves in our front entry.